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March 2014 Art Exhibits

Gallery: Lines, Planes And Textures by James Cain

Reception: Thursday, March 6, 7:00 pm

By: James Cain

James Cain works with color both visually and sonically. The synesthetic experience of visualizing sound has a profound influence on his creative process. The internal sound(s) he hears become his inspiration for color. Beginning on a sepia ground, he uses gray chalk to draw images of squares and rectangles intuitively on the canvas, moving the shapes around, erasing and re-drawing. His goal in the process is to discover the visceral cadence within the perimeter of the surface, and to establish a depth of space. The painting evolves from a drawing of squares and rectangles. Color is layered over color on the surface; the drawing becomes obscured but is not forgotten. Paint is applied, removed and applied again, textures become more varied and abstract shapes find a place on the surface. The poetic language of visual art is older than the written word. It is the artist's intention to celebrate the poetry of the medium, to strike a chord, resonate a particular sound, shout or whisper, questioning the material of the human condition.

Main Hall: Newton Camera Club Annual Print Exhibit

Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm

By: Arlene Winkleman

The joy of photography is what brings together members of the Newton Camera Club. Each year the Camera Club showcases some of the best work produced by club members, with a variety of photographic subjects and approaches. The Club's photographers range from novice to professional, but all share a passion for photography, whether through capturing nature's many moods, the varied forms and expressions of human subjects or through the delight in capturing some little detail that most would not notice.

The Newton Camera Club provides all photographers a forum for discussing and sharing their work. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month from September through April and alternate between presentations by veteran photographers invited to speak to the club, sharing of members' work and thoughtful critiques during competitions. Participants can take advantage of new photographic opportunities while socializing with each other during occasional field trips in and around Massachusetts and New England. All are welcome.

March Display Cases

Atrium display cases

Atrium 1: Join us on Saturday March 29 at 6:30 pm for Spring Fling when we transform the library for our elegant and festive fundraising party. Authors B.J. Novak and B.A. Shapiro will speak. Info: 617-796-1407 or email

Atrium 2: Historic Newton will install a display that offers a look back at Newton Upper Falls' industrial and residential past. Join us on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 pm to hear architect Jane Galli speak about the history of this village that provided an early engine of economic growth for Newton.

Main Hall

Learn about organic gardening in a display sponsored by Green Decade/Newton. Get started on planting an organic garden. Learn how to compost and avoid using harmful chemicals. Find out about the Monday, March 17, 3:30 pm Spring in My Backyard children's event. Be sure to visit

Art exhibition information

Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Library? The Newton Free Library presents monthly exhibits by regional artists in the Gallery and Main Hall of the main library, a state-of-the-art facility which 11,000 people visit weekly. Please click here for more information.

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